Slingerland model check

thejohnlec

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Hi all,

Posting this for an old high school friend who has this cool satin wrap Slingerland kit. Was this a student model? The matching snare is a six lugger with a Rapid strainer. He’ll never sell it (he’s owned it since we were in hs together), I’m just posting to get a possible model number or a little history. Date stamps are Jan-Feb 1966. Thanks all - hope everyone is staying healthy and safe!

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It appears to be a Stage Band set.
It is a money saver kit. They used cost cutting measures to make it more affordable. Less lugs saved them money which meant they could offer it for a reduced price. But it’s a full on professional Slingerland kit through and through.





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Your buddy has got a cool set. Now he needs to do the right thing and get a bottom hoop and T's for that tom.
 

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The shells used on the Stage Band kits were equal to those used for the more upmarket kits. I believe in 66 they were using three ply poplar/maple/poplar. My understanding is that earlier in the 60s they were using poplar/mahogany/poplar. I have a 75 version of the kit and while I was a little disappointed when I saw that it was a "student" kit when it was given to me as a present, I have really grown to love these drums. I still have them and use them. The only kit I've ever owned. I really like the wrap on your friend's set.
 

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Hi all,

Posting this for an old high school friend who has this cool satin wrap Slingerland kit. Was this a student model? The matching snare is a six lugger with a Rapid strainer. He’ll never sell it (he’s owned it since we were in hs together), I’m just posting to get a possible model number or a little history. Date stamps are Jan-Feb 1966. Thanks all - hope everyone is staying healthy and safe!

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What about the 2nd floortom? Slingerland as well
 

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A really cool kit! Definitely a Stage Band outfit, but with the optional 22" bass drum. Easy to tell from the 10 lugs vs 8 for a 20" and smaller bass drum. Not sure if the rack tom is a 12" or 13". The original floor tom is definitely the 12x15! Can't tell what the second floor tom size might be. The wrap is most likely Green Satin Flame, aka Aquamarine. It's a bit too light looking to be Blue Satin Flame. I don't blame the owner for never letting go of these!

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A 12x15 Stage Band in Green Satin Flame? I can’t recall ever seeing one!
Not that I haven’t looked ........
The set here is a 12,22 but a standard lug 16.

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The shells used on the Stage Band kits were equal to those used for the more upmarket kits. I believe in 66 they were using three ply poplar/maple/poplar. My understanding is that earlier in the 60s they were using poplar/mahogany/poplar. I have a 75 version of the kit and while I was a little disappointed when I saw that it was a "student" kit when it was given to me as a present, I have really grown to love these drums. I still have them and use them. The only kit I've ever owned. I really like the wrap on your friend's set.
You've got the layup on the shells inverted. Earlier shells are mah/pop/mah. Later mpl/pop/mpl.
 


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